STAFF at Hereford's Wagamama restaurant are on a mission to spread good feeling, not just on Blue Monday, but through the year.

After the success of last year's campaign, pan-Asian restaurant chain Wagamama have once again teamed up with mental health charity Mind to raise funds and support mental wellness in their staff and community.

With one in four people experiencing a mental health problem every year, Hereford's Wagamama team are working hard to raise awareness, encourage conversation and instil a culture of "mindfulness".

The team is also joining the rest of the chain in raising funds for Mind's lifesaving work, towards which they are donating 25p from every sale of their fresh green juices.

General Manager Alix Wheeler said: "We want to support both our staff and the community with this campaign.

"When you're putting in such a lot of hard graft in a really labour intensive environment, mindfulness, positive headspace and being treated as an individual in the workplace is really important for mental health."

The company has also been working to introduce mindfulness to its customers, promoting meditation app Buddhify, to which the company has provided a subscription for all of its staff - and the colouring pencils and place mats are no longer reserved just for children!

Ms Wheeler said: "Colouring is known to be a great way to relax and reduce stress, and we really want to help people enjoy a relaxed moment with a mindful activity.

"People have really been getting into the colouring place mats. They're a great talking point and we've had a really positive reaction from customers. We quite often have to interrupt people colouring when we bring out their food!"

Whilst the Mindfulness campaign is a national one, Ms Wheeler, alongside Assistant Manager Emi Richards-Buadromo and their team are keen to support and give back to the community through local initiatives, which include their 12 Drops of Christmas campaign, providing hampers to local causes, charities and emergency workers, offering workshops to children from local schools and other projects planned for later in the year.